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ASPARAGUS & BEETROOT SALAD WITH POMEGRANATE & MINT DRESSING

Directions

Preheat oven to 180°C. Spread cubed kumara pieces on an oven tray and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Roast in oven for 20-25 minutes until tender. Remove from oven and  allow to cool.

Toast walnuts, then roughly chop. Cut beetroot into quarters. Trim asparagus and cut into bite sized pieces. Peel oranges and use a sharp knife to segment. Crumble feta cheese.

Make the dressing by mixing all the ingredients together. Mix well until molasses dissolves, adding more honey if it needs sweetening. Season to taste and allow to stand for a few minutes to allow cranberries to soak.

When ready to serve, place the kumara, feta cheese, walnuts, beetroot and asparagus in a salad bowl or platter, and arrange the orange segments on top. Dress with half the dressing. Then sprinkle over the chopped chives, pomegranate seeds and chopped pistachios. Drizzle over extra dressing and finally garnish with plenty of small mint leaves

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LeaderBrand Asparagus

ASPARAGUS

A springtime favourite and super versatile too, asparagus is considered a culinary delight for New Zealanders up and down the country.

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  • Good source of Folate
  • Source of niacin (vitamin B3)
  • Source of Potassium
  • Source of Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
  • Source of Thiamin (Vitamin B1)

LeaderBrand runs its own independently verified food safety programme.

The programme incorporates internationally recognised standards of agricultural production, product safety, traceability and record-keeping.

Serving Size: 80g Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy  76.0 Kj 95.0 Kj
Protein 2.2 g 2.7 g
Fat, total 0.2 g 0.2 g
– saturated 0.0 g 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 1.3 g 1.6 g
– sugars 1.3 g 1.6 g
Sodium 1.4 g 1.8 g
0.0 mg 0.0 mg

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

Pure'n Ezy Beetroot

PURE’N EZY BEETROOT

Pure and simple with nothing added, our beetroot is 100% grown, packaged, and perfectly cooked here in New Zealand.

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LeaderBrand runs its own independently verified food safety programme.

The programme incorporates internationally recognised standards of agricultural production, product safety, traceability and record-keeping.

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 257/61 206/49
Protein (g) 2.8 2.2
Fat, total (g) 0.2 0.1
– saturated (g) 0.03 0.02
Carbohydrate (g) 12 9.6
– sugars (g) 10.4 8.3
Fibre (g) 3.0 2.4
Sodium (mg) 72 58

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research.

timer Total time 45 mins hourglass_empty Prep time 20 mins timer Cook time 25 mins people Serving 4-6 people info_outline Difficulty Easy
Ingredients
  • 1-2 bunches LeaderBrand Asparagus
  • 2 kumara, peeled, diced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans, toasted
  • 1 packs LeaderBrand Pure’n Ezy Baby Beets
  • 200g creamy feta cheese
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 bunch chives, snipped
  • 1 whole pomegranate, seeds extracted
  • 70g pistachios, roughly chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
    To garnish, small fresh mint leaves

Pomegranate and mint dressing:

  • 1 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 3 Tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice or fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp liquid honey
  • 1 cup fresh shredded mint leaves
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